three-card monte

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English[edit]

A typical street setup for three-card monte

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three-card monte (usually uncountable, plural three-card montes)

  1. A confidence game in which the victim, or mark, is tricked into betting a sum of money that they can find the money card, for example the queen of hearts, among three face-down playing cards.

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